November 2006 :: Event Reviews
With five Mtv buzz-worthy bands on the bill (six if you count the unannounced special guest) and tickets going for a mere $22 a pop, it was no wonder that the 30 Seconds to Mars' "Welcome to the Universe Tour" sold out Orlando's Hard Rock Live. Jen Cray joined the echelon.
On their first big headlining tour Atreyu participate in the tour mashup of metal, emo, and hardcore. Jen Cray reports on the West Side Story of girly boys versus manly men.
An evening with Canadian jokesters Barenaked Ladies was an almost illegal amount of fun. Between the energy of BNL and catchy grooves of Mike Doughty it was enough to leave Linda Tate spent.
The Fun Fun Fun Tour it's called. How could you not want to check that one out? Esspecially when Ben Lee and Rooney are sharing the bill! Jen Cray was in on the fun!
Bloc Party cancelled the rest of their US tour opening for Panic! At The Disco after drummer Matt Tong was hospitalized for treatment of a collapsed lung. Jen Cray managed to catch the band's Orlando show, the night before the medical trauma.
Touring in support of his latest album -- a double CD no less -- Frank Black takes the stage at the House of Blues in Orlando for a spooky Friday-the-13th set. Ian Koss, for one, is glad for the lack of Pixies covers.
The Club @ Firestone is once again booking rock shows, and Seattle's Minus The Bear packed the place for an eclectic evening of sounds. Jen Cray found the venue to be more inspiring than the bands.
Despite cold weather and the rain, fans huddled under umbrellas, in anxious anticipation for New Found Glory. Brittany Sturges found their faith not entirely misplaced.
Go west on I-4, young man! Carl F Gauze heads out to the Hard Rock Cafe to get dazzled by the Pet Shop Boys.
From The Casualties show down the block, Jen Cray rushed over to the much more relaxed atmosphere of the Tapes 'n' Tapes show, and finally found a band doing Indie Rock justice.
NYHC legends The Casualties bring their traditional Punk sounds to Orlando. Packed in amongst the sweaty, bloody, sticky miscreants is Jen Cray.
The Detroit Cobras are all about reviving the essence of early rock 'n' roll, from the rockabilly roots of the 50's to the soulful days of Motown. Jen Cray catches up with them in Orlando.
Joining forces on a co-headlining tour, Rise Against and Thursday are bringing their seasoned skills to mid-sized theaters this winter. Jen Cray caught the Orlando set.
Tilly & The Wall have a tap-dancer instead of a drummer. That's all it took to convince Jen Cray that she had to check them out.
Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli has brought Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan on board for his Twilight Singers tour. Jen Cray fell into the 90's nostalgia headfirst.